A 39-year-old member asked:
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my thumb is swollen but just on the distal phalanx area. how do i treat a swollen thumb?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated: Several arthritic causes are possible although osteoarthritis is statistically most likely. Have the thumb evaluated and an x ray done.
Answered on Mar 24, 2013
Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: You can't treat it until you know why it is swollen. Injury, gout, arthritis are a few reasons for a swollen finger.
Answered on Nov 23, 2015

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